Inside the bank
The Bank had two chairs, a desktop and a drawer for cash. The bank had no toilets or water so the workers used the shop’s toilet.
The bank did not have a safe as money was brought out each week and then taken back to Ballarat. There is a safe in the restored building which was donated to the Historical Society.
Mr Hanrahan remembers that sometimes the bank was very busy and traded a lot of money. Click below to hear him explain.
In February 1966 the currency was changed from pounds, shillings and pence to decimal currency, dollars and cents. This was a big change for people and the banks and people didn't like it at first. Click below to hear Des Ryan talk about the currency change.
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